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Ida Saxton McKinley

This full-length, standing photographic portrait of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley was taken by George Prince around 1901. Prior to her marriage, Ida Saxton worked as a teller in her father's bank. As first lady, she was limited in her ability as hostess due to fragile health, which included epilepsy. These duties largely fell to Second Lady Jennie Tuttle Hobart, wife of Garret Hobart, who served as McKinley's vice president during his first term. McKinley was president from March 4, 1897 until his death on September 14, 1901.
George Prince
Date of Work
ca. 1901
Library of Congress